I call *FAKE!*

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by throughthefire, Nov 12, 2012.


  1. throughthefire

    throughthefire

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    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=22928758&cat=63

    First of all, a Fender for $200? I'd be interested if it were real...

    I don't see a serial number, or a Fender neck plate, and the position of those tuners (look at the back of the neck)... seriously bad!

    Am I correct, or am I missing a deal?
  2. Figjam

    Figjam Supporting Member

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    Doesnt look good.
  3. oerk

    oerk

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    Just look at the Fender decal. This is obviously fake. A Squier if you're lucky.
  4. jamminology101

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    ....or not
  5. Immigrant

    Immigrant

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    2+2 tuners on a 4-in-line headstock. Weird.
  6. jlepre

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    Ewwwww...the tuners look crooked from that back pic.
  7. Avezzano

    Avezzano

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    and think that those tuners seem the ones perfectly reversible to all 4 in line (am I right?)!!!
  8. throbgod13

    throbgod13 Supporting Member

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    it's a Squire Affinity.. the way you can tell is where the tuners are placed on the headstock..
  9. bassbenj

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    Not "deal of the century"! Would you feel better if he had said "Fender-style bar bass for sale"? Which is what it is. It's simple. If it has a reasonable tone, and the neck feels reasonably good to play, and it doesn't look too bad at a distance (in stage lighting), it's a reasonable bar bass. If it doesn't do all of those things then it's an over-priced project parts bass.

    You are asking the wrong questions about this bass.
  10. xUptheIronsx

    xUptheIronsx Conform or Be Cast Out.... Gold Supporting Member

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    the decal is pretty bad...it would just need to say "Fernder" to put it over the top...
  11. Ezmar

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    Looks REALLY light, though. Look at that one picture, it's literally FLOATING OUT SIDEWAYS. That's worth $200 in my book
  12. Corevalay

    Corevalay Supporting Member

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    I always think to myself, What if the person selling it was the one who got tricked and really has no idea it is a fake. THAT's got to suck as well!
  13. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    Looks fake to me.
  14. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike Supporting Member

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    What is it about the decal that looks wrong?
  15. meatwad

    meatwad Supporting Member

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    everything. wrong decal on the wrong bass, in the wrong place.
  16. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

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    Of course it's real. If you had read any of the "decal" threads, you would know that if a person puts on a Fender decal, he will never sell it; and if somehow he does sell, he will always disclose to the buyer that it is not really a Fender.
  17. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike Supporting Member

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    Specifics? My untrained eye only sees a decal that says "Fender Precision Bass" on a Fender-shaped headstock attached to a P-bass shaped body with a split pickup.
  18. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me. Supporting Member

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    lol.
  19. Jools4001

    Jools4001 Supporting Member

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    The ad has a link to click if you suspect the listing...did no-one do that yet? Or was it lost in the rush to be indignant on TB?

    BTW....the link doesn't like us Limey's reporting in
  20. rimbaud

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    The guy says on another one of his ads ("more ads by seller" --> http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=22818318&cat=&lpid=&search= ) that he used to customize guitars and basses, you can even see Strats-like with decals and some without decals...

    Just tell him to say in his ad that it's an old P-like he customized many years ago and all will be fine... I guess

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